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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) July 1, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Andover, MA (Law Firm Newswire) June 06, 2022 – Massachusetts School of Law is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Andover-based school was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive half the grant immediately and the balance likely next year. Massachusetts School of Law’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous affordable legal education emphasizing ethics, advocacy, leadership, and professional skills. MSLAW provides this accessible, affordable legal education to tomorrow’s leaders in law, business, and technology who […]


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Alexandria, VA (Law Firm Newswire) June 03, 2022 – The Episcopal Survivors Network (ESN), a group of victims of abuse in the Episcopal Church, is calling for a boycott of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia over the diocese’s ongoing refusal to address clergy abuse in the church. The announcement comes just days before representatives of the diocese meet in Alexandria on June 4 to elect a new bishop diocesan. “We have notified all four candidates for bishop of our concerns in writing, as well as the standing committee, the executive board, and priests throughout the diocese,” said ESN spokesperson Eric […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 25, 2022 – Sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not only frightening but can be extremely serious. The severity of the trauma often dictates the long-term prognosis. However, no matter how much experience a doctor has, there is always an element of uncertainty in not only the diagnosis but the eventual recovery of the patient.    TBI is a serious public health issue, and each year in the U.S., close to 3 million people seek care for TBI, with many more never seeking care. Traumatic brain injury remains a leading cause of death […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) May 18, 2022 – Just recently, one person died in a vehicle crash in southeast Austin in the 5700 block of East Ben White Blvd., near Comsouth Drive. The accident happened at approximately 1:23 a.m. The second person in the collision was taken to the hospital for treatment. The cause of the crash is not yet known. In another serious accident in downtown Austin, two scooter riders collided with another vehicle, sending both to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. The accident happened at the intersection of San Jacinto and East Eight Street at approximately […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 26, 2022 – 18-wheeler crashes are the deadliest events on the road, often ending in destruction, serious life-altering injuries, or death. A recent Grand Prairie accident involving a big rig ended badly. The crash happened on US 287 in Grand Prairie, between FM 661 and Prairie Ridge. An 18-wheeler collided with several vehicles in a construction congested portion of the highway. The tractor-trailer was heading south when it encountered slower traffic and multiple vehicles. The trucker did not adjust his speed, crashing into three vehicles. Drivers of two of the vehicles died at the […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2022 – Texas once led the nation in the number of traffic deaths reported. The Lone Star State still ranks as a leader in the dubious quest to be first once again. 2021 was the second deadliest year for the state. In Texas alone, 4,480 were killed on the roads. According to TxDOT, the leading causes of accident deaths are speeding and drivers or passengers not wearing a seat belt. TxDOT has indicated that more than 2,700 lives could have been saved by wearing a seat belt and not driving at a high […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 11, 2022 – An 84-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife were killed recently on U.S. 69 near Warren, Texas. A 2001 Chevrolet SUV crossed over into the northbound lane and crashed into a 2017 Ford passenger vehicle, hitting it head-on. Both vehicle occupants were declared dead at the scene. The driver of the SUV was transported to the nearest medical facility for treatment. Head-on collisions are typically deadly, but those who survive may deal with serious physical issues for a long time after the crash. The most common injuries that occur in a head-on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) April 4, 2022 – It was early morning and the sun was just rising. Mr. Harris was headed to work on Highway 183. There was a line of cars stopped. Mr. Harris was in a five-car line-up. An 18-wheeler hit the last car in the line-up. He did not see the cars soon enough to stop in the early and still dark dawn. He did not have his high beams on. While the accident happened in 2016, and Mr. Harris was lucky enough to make it out of the crash alive, he has suffered from […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 22, 2022 – In February 2022, Exactech announced the recall of its knee and ankle replacement components. More than 147,000 units implanted in the U.S. since 2004 have been recalled due to a defect that can cause injury to patients. If you received an Exactech device containing Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) you may be at risk of injury from your device. Anapol Weiss is representing clients who may need revision surgery due to a failure from their Exactech knee or ankle implant. The recall includes OPTETRAK® All-polyethylene Tibial Components, OPTETRAK® Tibial Inserts, OPTETRAK […]


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Kansas City, MO (Law Firm Newswire) March 11, 2022 – Three recipients of an Exactech hip replacement say the devices were defective and, in addition, allege the company knew but never warned them or their surgeons. Each plaintiff received the Exactech Connexion GXL products for a Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) surgery. Each plaintiff suffered severe pain, decreased range of motion and bone and tissue destruction due to early device failure. All are required to undergo corrective surgery. Nash & Franciskato along with co-counsel firms Cohen & Malad, LLP, and Maglio Christopher & Toale Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) March 7, 2022 – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common in today’s world due to slips, trips, falls, sports, and serving in the military. Ongoing research has made giant strides in understanding it and helping to support it.  The latest addition to the tools that can help detect changes in concentrations of chemicals in the body, sending the information to researchers in real-time is an infinitely small biosensor that detects biomarkers associated with TBI. This newest tool has been tested successfully in the Ohio State University lab. The flexible chip biosensor is waterproof, thanks to […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) March 1, 2022 – Last year, a 45-year-old man was arrested for a fatal car accident following a high-speed police chase in West Garfield Park in Chicago, Illinois.    Mackelin Moore of Calumet Heights was charged with felony reckless homicide in the February 5 crash. He was driving a blue 2009 Ford Focus that contained two passengers. Moore and his front-seat passenger suffered severe injuries while his back seat passenger was killed in the car accident.   “When drivers behave irresponsibly behind the wheel, whether through speeding, inattention or other poor driving behaviors, it can […]


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The Sommers Schwartz team fights harder and smarter when your future depends on crossing the goal line. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. Detroit, MI (Law Firm Newswire) February 17, 2022 – Sommers Schwartz, a powerhouse litigation firm, has released a brand-new commercial that reminds viewers what it takes to be a champion in the courtroom year after year. Your future. Our fight. Sommers Schwartz. The team of nationally recognized lawyers at Sommers Schwartz fights for clients who have been seriously injured by others’ wrongful acts and negligence. The law firm has more than 45 years of experience handling personal […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 14, 2022 – There may be a new player in the battle to deal with traumatic brain injuries. The secret is a type of omega-3 fatty acid that may stave off the effects of sub-concussion – the quiet, yet potentially deadly first step in the process that may later lead to full blown traumatic brain injury. Sub-concussion is not always noticed during play on the field. Most players, coaches and fans just watch the game, and cheer when the opponents sustain a body blow, knocking them to the ground. The player gets up and […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) February 2, 2022 – A year ago, a Chicago man was arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and accused of several other offenses after his vehicle collided with two Chicago Police Department squad cars on the Dan Ryan Expressway.   Authorities identified the driver as Jovan Wade, 34. He was charged with DUI and ticketed for driving an uninsured vehicle, improper lane usage and driving too fast for conditions. Wade was also cited for violating Scott’s Law which requires drivers to reduce speed and change lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle with its hazard […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) February 7, 2022 – A recent collision between a truck hauling animal waste and a fuel tanker resulted in a major conflagration that burned for over three hours. One trucker died. Two others were injured. Since the start of the pandemic, fatal crashes involving commercial vehicles have spiked.  Although traffic and safety experts are aiming to make road travel safer, the rapid population growth and business boom in Texas complicates those goals. When the pandemic started, road accident statistics took a slight turn for the better. But that trend quickly reversed itself. In 12 counties, […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 20, 2022 – Dogs are a subject dear to many, but represent fear to others depending on one’s experiences with them. Many dogs are regarded as loving companions. However, there are many stories about dog bites, attacks, and maulings. In Texas, the dog bite laws are complicated, and it is best to discuss any dog encounter with an experienced dog bite attorney. According to national dog bite statistics, roughly 4.5 million dog bites happen every year. Any dog can bite, no matter what the breed: even the sweetest pet can wound if provoked, and […]


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Austin, TX (Law Firm Newswire) January 27, 2022 – This two-vehicle Uber accident happened recently in Houston on the Southwest Freeway near Newcastle Drive. The 39-year-old woman was riding in the backseat of an Uber vehicle when it began to experience mechanical problems and stopped on the freeway. The vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The passenger died at the scene. The driver was taken to the nearest hospital to treat broken ribs. The pickup truck driver was not injured and remained at the scene. In most instances, a rear-end accident is the fault of the driver who runs […]


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Chicago, IL (Law Firm Newswire) January 25, 2021 – An excavation company employee was killed in an industrial accident in suburban Volo, Illinois. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating the workplace incident.   Lake County authorities identified the worker as 33-year-old Michael Rowell of Woodstock. He suffered a traumatic injury to his arm. Autopsy results from the coroner’s office showed that Rowell died from multiple injuries sustained in the construction accident.   Rowell’s arm got stuck in a gravel screening machine at the excavation company where he worked. Kanzler Construction is located where the accident occurred. However, […]


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